Barron Trump Declines To Participate in RNC Delegation

Barron Trump Declines To Participate in RNC Delegation

( – For the most part, former President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, have kept their son, Barron, out of the public eye. Melania famously stayed in New York with him while he was in school after her husband was elected. However, with Barron graduating high school, he was briefly placed in the political spotlight this past week.

On Wednesday, May 8, the Florida Republican Party released its list of delegates and alternates. Some familiar names are on there, including Eric Trump, the delegation chair, Donald Trump Jr., and Tiffany Trump. But their little brother appeared on the list for the first time, too. The list includes 125 delegates who will cast their vote for Donald Trump in July at the Milwaukee convention. News outlets noted it would have been the youngest Trump’s first major appearance on the political stage, but he reportedly declined the invitation.

On Friday, May 10, Melania Trump issued a statement revealing that although Barron is “honored” to have been selected for the delegation in Florida, he has “prior commitments” and will not be taking part.

Kimberly Guilfoyle and Michael Boulos, Trump Jr.’s fiance and Tiffany’s husband, are on the list. The convention will take place from July 15 to 18.

In a statement, Evan Power, the chairman of the Florida Republican Party, said the state is “fortunate to have a great group of grassroots leaders, elected officials, and members of the Trump family working together.” A Trump campaign spokesperson said Barron had developed an interest “in our nation’s political process.”

Although Barron will not be joining the delegation, he has been in the news recently for other reasons. Trump repeatedly asked Judge Juan Merchan if he could have May 17 off from court to attend his youngest son’s high school graduation. He was granted that leave since the court case is proceeding well, but he also plans to attend a GOP fundraiser the same day.

Trump secured enough delegates to win the nomination in March, following Super Tuesday. National polls have him and President Joe Biden neck-and-neck in what’s bound to be a very close race later this year.

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